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As human beings, we do not simply consist of a brain and a physical body, but everyone of us is also a spiritual being.Our spiritual Heart is the centre of feeling; of calmness, peacefulness and true joy as it is also the key to our connection with our Divine Source.Not to be confused, the Heart in this context, is not our physical heart that pumps blood around our body, rather it is our spiritual Heart that is located in the middle of our chests, the very core of our being.
Discover your Heart, your inner self and the everlasting joy that lies within.
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart ~Buddha
Duration: 1 day / 8 hours
Level 1 Open Heart Workshop is a practical and experiential workshop designed to help the participant to feel the beauty of blessings in the heart. The exercises in this workshop will show you how to reduce the domination of the brain and strengthen your heart connection, bringing abundant joy, peace, and calm into your life. Level 1 Open Heart Workshop helps you to become attuned and better able to feel your heart.
Level 1 Goals:
Pre-requisite: Open Heart Workshop Level 1
Level 2 Open Heart Workshop will support and guide you to more deeply experience peace, joy, and blessings while relying on the love within your heart. A practical and experiential workshop designed to further assist you in letting go of blockages that keep your heart from opening wider. You will also learn an easy way to let go of life's burdens, to experience a deeper layer in your heart, and how to begin accessing your heart for guidance. Level 1 is a prerequisite.
Level 2 Goals:
Below is the second Foreword found in Reiki Tummo - Effective Technique to Health and Happiness. This foreword is written by Ed Rubenstein, Ph.D. Psychologist and Author of “An Awakening from the Trances of Everyday Life.”At the age of 20, I was in a car accident and had a near death experience. I saw everything I did in this life like a video on fast forward. When I left the hospital, I felt a strong desire to know the truth and meaning of life. Shortly afterwards, I came across “An Autobiography of a Yogi.” When I read about kundalini, meditation and the chakras, I got more excited than I had ever been. I practiced meditating on my own from what I learned in books, but I was not very successful. After completing my college degree, I went to the Himalayas in Nepal with the Peace Corps. I thought that this was where I would awaken my kundalini and achieve Samadhi, the state of Divine Union. While I was there I was led to meet a Yogic monk who took me under his wing and initiated me into a rigorous meditation training. I spent three years in Nepal and Northern India and meditated many hours per day. I thought that if I just meditated long enough then my kundalini would flow to my crown. I practiced this Yogic system for over 15 years, until I finally reached the conclusion that raising the kundalini to the higher chakras was a dream that only a few ever achieve.
I began to study Chi Kung and Taoist Internal Alchemy and had deep experiences of balance, harmony and profound inner stillness. I incorporated my understanding into my psychology practice to help people learn to better manage their energy. The energy experience felt powerful but it lacked the sweetness of Divine Love. I learned about the Inner Heart from a Taoist perspective, but I did not know what it meant to surrender and be in the Inner Heart. The Taoist Path is a path of energy cultivation and attainment and the goal is immortality, not surrender.
In my psychology practice I taught clients and groups about connecting to their heart and using their heart connection for problem solving, and changing negative/limited perceptions related to relationships and situations. I knew that the Inner Heart was the key to deep spiritual unfoldment, but I had hit a plateau and did not know how to go on the next step of my journey. I called out to the Universe for help and a week later I got a call from Steve Ficks, an old friend. When he told me about Reiki TUMMO, I wanted nothing to do with it because of my preconceived idea about Reiki. But when he told me about Master Irmansyah and that Reiki TUMMO is really about the path of the Inner Heart, I felt a deep calling and strong magnetic attraction.
The first day I met Master Irmansyah, I asked “What about the Taoist Immortals?” I was surprised to learn that they only appear immortal because of the length of time they can remain on an energy dimension. But that they are not really immortal, because eventually every being has to surrender to the True Source if they want to complete their journey Home. I realized that reaching a higher dimension was not the goal. I began to understand that only by loving the Divine Source completely, with the Love and Light that the Divine Source has given to us, can we return Home to our True Self.
I felt like I was awakening from amnesia. I realized that in order to return Home to the Source of Light and Love, we must become Light and Love and we can only do that by offering all of our Love to the Creator from our Inner Heart and trusting and allowing the Love and Light to work in and through us. This is what it means to become an Instrument of the Divine. Within months of practice, my Heart opened to experience a beautiful and delightful connection with the Light and Love of the Divine and I began experiencing kundalini rising to the higher chakras in a natural way. During the Reiki TUMMO attunements the chakra knots are cleared and the core channel (sushumna) is cleansed and widened. This is why the kundalini experiences that people have are safe. I have also witnessed many other people making similar quantum leaps in their spiritual realization.
Over the course of my journey, I have had the opportunity to meet many Yogis, Teachers, and Spiritual Masters. From my experience with Master Irmansyah, I have realized that this Grandmaster is a Master of the Inner Heart and a Master of Kundalini. I have had more spiritual realization in less than a year, than I had accumulated in over 25 years of practice. Master Irmansyah guides us, but he does not want devotional energy to be directed to him. He helps us to develop our own direct connection between our Inner Hearts and the True Source. This is how we learn to become Instruments of the Divine.
The time that one has meditated in this life is not related to how quickly one will progress in Reiki TUMMO. People with no previous meditation experience can effortlessly learn to go deep into their heart, while others with years of previous training can have a difficult time. The reason is that one may have a set of assumptions about meditation/spirituality and this can strengthen their brain connection. They may not feel comfortable getting out of their head and in their hearts. Without being willing to let go of the brain connection, one will not come to experience the blessedness of the Inner Heart. I was comfortable with the Heart, but as a result of my previous training, I was caught up in experiencing the space between my breaths and the space between my thoughts. Until I finally let that go, my progress and experience of dissolving into the Love and Light was limited.
From my previous experience, I felt trapped in thinking, ‘I am the one who is meditating,” “I am the one who is observing my breath,” “I am the witness.” This creates duality between the True Source and me. It was also a challenge for me to realize that “I” really do not have to do anything and that any human effort limits the experience. The only requirement is to offer our Love to the Creator and to allow the Love and Light of the Divine to completely work in and through our hearts. How wonderful to just let this Blessed process effortlessly unfold and take us to new depths of spiritual realization. These attainments are possible because of the energetic space created by the Reiki TUMMO attunements, the rest of the workshops and the Master Yoga program. As a result of the attunements and the Master Yoga practice, the clearing and widening of all energy channels and the blossoming of the chakras make it effortless – for those who are willing – to simply relax, smile at their hearts and dissolve into the Light and Love of the Divine Source.
When I first met Master Irmansyah, he challenged me: “You have written your book of Life from the perspective of your brain. Are you now willing to re-write your book of Life from the perspective of your Inner Heart?” As I am willing to let go of ideas and concepts about what I thought I knew as a reality, it is easier to be in my Heart, receive the blessings of joy and experience the awesome sweetness of this Divine connection. I am so happy to be sharing this experience with other hearts that are smiling, and allowing the Light and Love of the Creator to take them Home to their True Selves.
There is a Free Reiki Usui Level One Attuenment held on the 1st of each month.
Jakarta time 6.30pm-645pm - New Zealand time 11.30pm. (Pre day light saving time)
This repeats every month.
This free USUI Reiki Level 1 attunement is given massly every 1st of each month by Irmansyah Effendi, MSc., the founder of Reiki Tummo, to help those who need Reiki energy channeling ability but can not afford the attunement cost.
The attunement is given by menas of Reiki Tummo attunement technique, so it will help also connecting your HEART better to DIVINE LOVE & LIGHT.
For Reiki Tummo alumni, the attunement will be recieved as Reiki Tummo attunement Level 1 that will help cleanse and open your chakras and energy channels even more.
You do not need to register in advance to receive this mass attunement. Just be ready during the schedule. Relax, Smile and Surrender.
Please understand that this free attunement is not Reiki Tummo attunement, it is Usui Reiki Level 1 attunement. In terms of attunement results, it is not the same as Reiki Tummo attunement because the Usui Reiki attunements will only open upper half of your main energy channel/sushumna (from crown chakra to heart chakra) while Reiki Tummo attunements will open the whole sushumna (from crown chakra down to base chakra). More detail about the difference between Usui Reiki and Reiki Tummo attunement results, you can see our article on our website www.lotuslight.net.nz
To prepare before the attunment relax and smile. To prepare room play nice music, dim lights, use of inscence or aromatherapy may benefit to relax you more. Inscence or aromatherapy is needed to neutralize the negative energy that will come out of you during the attunement. Remember the attunement is also a cleasing process.
About 30 minutes before the attunement, it is good to start doing simple and light exercises that move most parts of your body, but don't make yourself exhausted. Simply do exercise for about 30-60 seconds for each part of the body. This will help energy flow even better in your physical body layer.
Since the attunement will help opening your heart connection to Divine energy, then for better result, we suggest you to Open Heart Prayer/Meditation after doing the simple exercise. Open Heart Meditation can be found (free downloadable) on www.open-your-heart.org.nz
After the preparation, get relaxed, sit on a chair or floor, with your back straight. Try to keep your spine straight without forcing it. Make sure that your legs are not crossed and it is better if both feet are grounded. Put both of your hands on your thighs with your palms facing upswards. Please don't fall asleep during the attunement.:)
During the attunement, simply relax. Do not make any effort to concentrate. Do not practice any breathing technique. Try to be as still as possible and ENJOY whatever happens.
It is good practice to always relax, smile at your heart and surrender to Divine Source of Love and Light during the attunement. Also be willing to open your heart to Divine Source to receive more Divine Love and Light during the attunement. It is all done by intention only and then relax, smile and enjoy.
DO NOT EXPECT anything to happen since this will make you not relaxed.
After the attunement do complete self-healing directly. Take your time and enjoy with smile and happy feelings from your heart.
After the self healing do the same simple exercises you did before the attunement to help your physical body absorb Reiki energy better.
Keep on doing self heling for at least 21 days. It is best to do it every day even after you pass the 21-day period to maintain your health and improve your energy.
Since the main benefit of channeling Reiki energy is to o[pen and cleanse our heart, then it is always better to do Open Heart Meditation also every day to cleanse and keep our heart open better for Divine Love and Light. (www.open-your-heart.org.nz)
After the atttunement do self healing technique. Most reiki books or webpages will give detail on this. Next month I hope to put more detailed instructions.
Suggested hand positions for channeling Reiki energy during Self Healing are (3 minutes per position sequentially):
FRONT OF THE BODY: Forehead/face, cheeks, throat, upper chest, lower chest, stomach, thighs, knees and ankles.
BACK OF THE BODY: Back of the head, nape of the neck, upper back, lower back/waist, buttocks, back of thighs, calves and soles of the feet.
More detail and complete techniques about doing healing and other reiki techniques will be taught in Reiki Tummo workshops.
Tonight there will be a Free Reiki Usui Mass Attunement.
This is held on the 1st of each month.
Jakarta time 6.30pm-645pm - New Zealand time 11.30pm.